Tom Russell - Mandocaster Jim Elliott - Drums Rick Anderson - Bass trks. 1-6, 8,10 Vocals trks. 3, 4 Chris Warland - Saxophone trks. 1-6, 8 Dan Russell - Bass trks. 12,13 Sheila Brown - Bass trks. 7, 9
All songs written by Tom Russell
(All rights reserved VWA-LA Music 1990)
with the exception of:
Trks. 2 and 3 written by Rick Anderson (he wrote the bass lines for The Need, but the other guys thought they were too jazzy) trks. 1-6, 8, 10 were recorded in the summer of 1990.
Trk.8 is a rendition of James Browns' Superbad. We learned it because Lee Williams insisted he was going to sing it. (he never did) Trk.11 is an instrumental version of The Zombies classic: She's Not There. We later did a parody of it with my brother Dan "She's Not All There" (see Thingamobob Live at Contos 1990). We practiced for one summer, Rick got married and moved to Mt. Pleasant, and we never gigged with this lineup. Trks. 7 and 9 were recorded in the fall of 88 and preceded all other Thingamobob recordings.Trks.12,13 are 3 piece instrumental with my brother Dan on Bass. I think he tried out on bass as a way to make his way to the frontman spot (weasel - glad he did).
All songs recorded in Jim Elliott's Basement on my Bro. Dan's Fostex 4 trk. with the exception
of trks. 12,13 recorded in Dan's basement on Menton.
1. FIND HER IN MY PANTS (instr.)
2. RICK AND ROLL (instr.)
3. HEAVY METAL MUFFIN
4. DOGFACED FISH
5. BELIEVE MY LIES (instr.)
6. FRONT AND CENTER (instr.)
7. MO AND BOB (inst.)
8. SUPERBAD JAM (James Brown) instr.
9. ACID SURFER (instr.)
10. FRONTAL LOBOBOME (instr.)
11. SHE'S NOT THERE (The Zombies) instr.
12. MAKING FACES (instr.)
13. OUT OF SEASON (instr.)